Violent backlash against racial justice activists continued on Thursday when video was posted to Twitter showing a car driving through protesters in Times Square.
The video begins with a calm scene as Black Lives Matter protesters march through New York City.
The scene quickly descended into chaos as a black car accelerated to plow through the peaceful crowd, with one victim reportedly saying the car was driven by New York Police Department officers.
Car drives through protesters, Times Square, New York City, Thursday, September 3, 2020 https://t.co/yMadwNYJSI— DataInput (@DataInput) 1599178414.0
Pictured below: the hand of one of the protesters hit by the car in Times Square. His hand is braced and wrapped in… https://t.co/JsPpa4TddZ— NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@NYC Protest Updates 2020) 1599181210.0
A car drove through the crowd at Times Square. Two people injured, but not seriously. Medics are attending. https://t.co/C4ZmPBj6qo— NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@NYC Protest Updates 2020) 1599178760.0
The NYPD is denying that this was one of their vehicles.
There is an ongoing investigation into an incident in Times Square involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is NOT… https://t.co/7kWiSnl4JG— NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS) 1599183691.0